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Pittosporum undulatum /Australian Cheesewood

Pittosporum undulatum  / Pittosporum undulatum
Large leaves of the sweet pittosporum that resemble the foliage of sweet olive
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Large leaves of the sweet pittosporum that resemble the foliage of sweet olive

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Scientific Name: Pittosporum undulatum
Common Name: Australian Cheesewood
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 20- 30 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Summer
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
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Comments: This Australian tree is planted as an ornamental because of its very fragrant flowers. Outside its native range it has become a very invasive species and care should be taken in making a decision about its use. Leaves that fall from the tree can inhibit the growth of other plants. Used in windbreaks, and it makes good firewood and charcoal.